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CSPAN
Feb 11, 2013 5:00pm EST
to provide a voice of the world. last week's european council agreed the overall limit on eu spending for the next seven years, starting in 2014. been agreed in the past, spending has gone up, but last week we agreed that spending should come down. by working with like-minded allies, we delivered a real- terms cut in what brussels can spend for the first time in history. as the house knows, the eu budget is negotiated annually, so what we were negotiating -- initially at the council last november and again last week -- was not the individual annual budgets, but rather the overall framework for the next seven years. this includes the overall ceilings on what can be spent -- effectively, the limit on the european union's credit card for the next seven years. during the last negotiation, which covered the period 2007 to 2013, the last government agreed to an 8% increase in the payments ceiling, to 943 billion. put simply, this gave the eu a credit card with a higher limit, and today we are still living with the results of allowing the eu's big spenders to push for more and more spending
PBS
Feb 13, 2013 6:30pm PST
a goal for the european union. after years of very little progress, the e appears to -- the eu appears to have an ally in what has. >> president obama announced the start of trade negotiations on a trade deal. brussels said talks could begin before summer. if successful, those negotiations would result in the biggest financial trade deal ever. >> the eu and u.s. already trade some 2 billion euros worth of goods and services every day. about 1/3 of total global commerce. president obama wants to bring that commerce into what would be the world's biggest free trade zone. the european commission says that would have world wide applications. >> which translates into tens of billions of euros every year and tens of thousands of new jobs. this offers us a great perspective at a time when we are gradually making our way to recovery. most important of all, it is a boost to our economies that does not cost 1 cent of taxpayer money. >> both sides stand to benefit. economists to warn that negotiations will be tough. the eu and washington disagree on issues ranging from industrial trade barriers a
BBCPARL
Feb 9, 2013 2:00am GMT
the triple crisis if you. like a prime minister was describing. all the facts of the crisis only e.u. is a hold of maintaining its competitiveness in the global race that wasn't taking place in the same way in the ninety seven to all the growing gap between the institutions. and the citizens of the member states. these are all factors that are present today were not present in the nineteen seventies. and they are pretty new so relatively easy as it then was relatively new. and now it's a mature. institution facing these multiple crises and with other people advocating treaty change and that's in the report of the so-called of the for president simpson commission president barroso this blueprint for the future all of these calls for treaty change for other reasons. and so they. they and vironment the scale of the crisis the requirements of other nations to bring about change in the old much more intense than in the nineteen seventies when it was simply a matter of a bilateral renegotiation. but i don't think anybody hurt the countries you mention have embarked up all. a process which
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